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2010: Year In Review 6

Photo “Heels and Wind Chill –16” courtesy of Mikael Colville-Andersen  To close out 2010, I carried on the annual tradition of compiling a video from the various footage I took on my camera throughout the year. To stay on topic for The Urban Country, this year’s video is less personal/sentimental and more related to bicycling ...

G20 Healing With Positive Memories 1

All Photos by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country The outrage over how our government handled the G20 weekend in Toronto in June has begun to subside now that several reviews are under way to investigate how the Police handled the summit. In light of these positive developments, I thought it would be appropriate ...

G20: We Were Duped 8

Photo by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country The G20 was a historic weekend where Toronto citizens were duped and our rights were stripped in the name of “terrorism”. Our city and our country failed us on so many different levels, and I can honestly say I’m not proud to be a Canadian right ...

G20 Saturday In Photos 1

All Photos by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country  The G20 leaders are in town this weekend, and the protests are abundant. Although there were various causes that I sympathize with, I chose not to participate in the protest this weekend. Instead I jumped on my bike with a friend and set about Saturday ...

Pedaling Po-Po 2

All photos by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country When it comes to cycling, Toronto is not at the world stage. So with the eyes of the world on Toronto this week for the G20 summit of world leaders, Toronto will not be showcasing its cycling culture. But despite this, Toronto is doing something ...